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Update: We’ve reached 501 coats!!

By Beth Gibson on December 8, 2017

We have great news….

Middle Peninsula and beyond, you’ve done it! We asked for 500 coats for our annual Fall Coat Drive…

You’ve given us 501 coats! Last year’s record is 504, and we’re pretty sure we can beat it. Though we reached our goal, we will still happily accept and deliver more children’s coats for families in need.

Okay, the wrap-up: Special shout-outs to the Garden Club of Gloucester, which donated 18 NEW children’s coats, AND Court Services in Gloucester, which donated 20 adult coats this week!

We also want to celebrate our drawing winners:

Linda Johnson won a roadside safety kit!

“Styles change, and I still had some good coats that I wanted someone else to use. Thank you all so much for doing this!”

Shelly Haywood won a Ballast Band CD.

“Oh, Ken Gibson plays in the band with Charlie Records! I’ll be glad to get that CD. Thanks so much!”

Lynn Parlett also won a Ballast Band CD.

“Thank you! I was just happy to donate and help someone who needed a coat!”

Even though we reached our goal (in record time!), the drive isn’t over until December 22. Please, bring your new and used coats to our office in Hayes. We’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Salvation Army, the Gloucester United for Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST), and the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center still have people who need warmth—and we’re not just giving it in coats.

Thank you to everyone who donated!! We wish you warm and happy holidays full of joy.


(Above) Pictured is Sandra Thornton, Salvation Army case worker, happily receiving coats for children in need.

(Right) Monica Adams of the Hampton Veterans Administration receives more than 75 coats from John Singleton. These coats will go to veterans in need in our area. Thank you to all who have donated so generously! 

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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.